Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
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3.87/5
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967 Ratings
Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.

Added by kell50 on 10-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,856
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
967
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
262
Trade:
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Ratings: 967 |  Reviews: 274
Photo of Bwag
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LostHighway
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Delicious tropical IPA with notes of fruit forward mango and not too bitter finish.

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Photo of Tlock
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleManDan
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Damilton5
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jyoung538
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Summery

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: tropical fruit, mango, gentle hops, crisp finish., mild fermented fruit and grain, floral, nose. Amber/gold hue, semi clear, smaller head and lace. Medium/Light body Summer not super hopped. 55 IBUs

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unremarkable. Nothing wrong nothing great.

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Photo of kraut6363
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emwilke
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBuckley73
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdub
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange in color with a 1" head that lasts a bit. Some lace develops.

Smell: light tropical fruit aroma.

Taste: caramel, pineapple, mango, papaya, lemon zest, grass, and a floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout. Refreshing.

Overall: a decent tropical fruit focused IPA that is well balanced.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerJ
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, golden orange color. Head faded to a film quickly and left good lacing.

S---Tropical fruit is obvious. Label says mango, papaya and passionfruit. Sounds about right, they all blend together to me.

T---Like the nose. Indistinguishable tropical fruit. Sweet. Tastes like a CA brewery is trying to cash in on East Coast IPA trend.

F---Medium feel with just light carbonation.

O---While not at all outstanding in any way, it's still a good beer from a quality brewery. I won't seek it out, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered one, either.

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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryV
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Meh, I really prefer the regular Torpedo over this one. Just seems like a gimmicky attempt to cash in on the juicy, fruity beer trend. Aroma is light, nondescript, grainy. Not much of a head to speak of, but decent lacing. Wants to be juicy but doesn't succeed in it's aspirations. Instead, the juiciness just muddles the hops and comes across as a bit of a mess. Has an unpleasant aftertaste like citrus rind - bitter and acrid. Not one of SN's best offerings.

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Photo of dbrown456
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 967 ratings